Group Members

Dave Saxton (1972-1974)
Coy Cook (1975-1976)

Ronnie Bowlus (1972-1974)
Rick Smith (1975-1976)

Aubrey Bowlus (1972-1974)

London Parris (1972-1976)

Everett Reece (1972-????)

Bass Guitar
Curt Lyles (1972-????)

Lynn Coulter (1972-1973)
Jeff Davis (????-197?)

Position Unknown
Ron Bradley (????-????)
Mike Mitchell (????-????)
Jeff Young (????-????)
Ray Cummins (????-????)
Chuck Bright (????-????)
Tim Sievert (????-????)
Denny Rice (????-????)
Billy Moore (????-????)

London Parris And The Apostles (1972-1976)

See Apostles for links to other groups who used this name.


London Parris And The Apostles was a short-lived group founded in 1972 by bass singer London Parris, who had previously worked with the Rebels and the Blackwood Brothers. Tenor Dave Saxton, lead Ronnie Bowlus, and baritone Aubrey Bowlus all left the group at the same time in 1974, leaving Parris to find new members to carry on. His new tenor was the popular Coy Cook.

The group continued to perform for two more years. Their final performance was on July 4 at the very late/early hour of 5:30 AM during the "sundown to sunup" all-night annual singing event in Bonifay, Florida.


Dove Awards Most Promising New Gospel Talent (1972)


1972 The Best Of Fanny J Crosby (London Parris Records/LP-1201): Praise Him; He Hideth My Soul; Praise The Lord; Close To Thee; Redeemed How I Love To Proclaim It; Blessed Assurance; I Am Thine O Lord; Pass Me Not; Near The Cross; Saved By Grace.

1973 The Eastern Gate (Custom Records): The Eastern Gate; Standing By The River; How Big Is God; City Of Gold; Build My Mansion; Iíve Got Confidence; I Donít Know Why Jesus Loved Me; How About Your Heart; Sho Do Need Him Now; Itís In Your Hands (London Parris, Ronnie Bowlus, Aubrey Bowlus, Dave Sexton, Everett Reece, Curt Lyles).

1973 Why Me (QCA Records/LP-309): Why Me Lord; I'll Never Pass This Way Again; Jesus Is The Answer; This Man Who Gave His Life; We'll Soon Be Done; Help Me; I'll Meet You In The Morning; When They Ring Those Golden Bells; How Great Thou Art; He Touched Me (London Parris, Ron Bowlus, Aubrey Bowlus, Dave Sexton, Everett Reece, Jeff Davis, Curt Lyles).

1973 Because He Lives (QCA Records/LP-311): Because He Lives; Oh I Want To See Him; Unworthy; Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus; Rock Of Ages; No Never Alone; Grace Greater Than Our Sin; I Asked The Lord; Oh How I Love Jesus; Amazing Grace.

1973 Feature Their Bass London Parris (QCA Records/LP-312): Jericho Road; Everybody Will Be Happy Over There; Precious Lord Take My Hand; Way Down Deep In My Soul; A Beautiful Life; Suppertime; Hide Me Rock Of Ages; Echoes From The Burning Bush; After Awhile; Just A Little Talk With Jesus. (Also issued on (Chime Records/601).

1973 Convention Favorites (QCA Records)/LP-313): That Glad Reunion Day; Home Of The Soul; Anywhere Is Home; Iíll Be A Friend To Jesus; O Come Angel Band; When Morning Comes; I Love My Savior, Too; No Not One; Stepping In The Light; Jesus Opened Up The Way.

1973 Answer Concert Requests (Harvest Records/1003): The Lighthouse; He Made It So Real; Turn Your Radio On; Hide Thou Me; The Old Man; Love Lifted Me; I Will Live For Jesus; Oh Happy Day; When We Sing Around The Throne Eternal; Redemption Draweth Nigh.

1973 Them Boys (Harvest Records/1011): Them Boys; The Unseen Hand; Wrapped Up Tied Up; Remind Me; The Land Of Beulah; Jesus Is The Man For The Hour; I Walk With God; He's More Than Just A Swear Word; Unclouded Day; There's A Man.

1974 The Best Yet (CAM Records/CAM-1481): One Day At A Time; Pitch In; I Had An Experience; Great Wealth Untold; March Around The Throne; One Day Too Late; He's My Friend; We're All In The Same Boat Now; Holy Spirit Is Here; Broken Chains; Hallelujah Square; Statue Of Liberty.

1975 I Believe In The Lord (QCA Records/LP-332): What A Beautiful Day; How Great Thou Art; I Know Jesus Will Always Be There; I Believe In The Lord; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; Something I Can Feel; Recitation: He Took My Place; That's Just Like Jesus; Because He Lives; Steal Away. (London Parris, Rick Smith, Ron Bradley, Everett Reece, Mike Mitchell. Jeff Young, Ray Cummins, Chuck Bright, Tim Sievert, Denny Rice, with Coy Cook).

1975 Wall To Wall Gospel (CAM Records/CAM-1552): Jesus Held On To My Hand; Light At The End Of The Darkness; Love Will Roll The Clouds Away; When I Wake Up To Sleep No More; Touring That City; I Never Shall Forget The Day; I'll Fly Away; When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder; Going Home; Just Over In The Gloryland.

1975 What A Day (CAM Records/CAM-1553): What A Day; Jesus Hold My Hand; Never Grow Old; Sweet, Sweet Spirit; Life's Railway To Heaven; My Faith Looks Up To Thee; I Have Decided; Just As I Am; I Know; When We All Get To Heaven.

1975 To Love Someone More Dearly (Is My Task) (CAM Records/CAM-1554): To Love Someone More Dearly Is My Task; In Times Like These; Peace In The Valley; Mansion Over The Hilltop; Jesus Loves Me; Iím Looking For Jesus; Neither Do I Condemn Thee; Somebody Loves Me; Heíll Understand And Say Well Done; No, Not One.

???? He Gave Me What I've Been Looking For (Custom Records/LPA-4430): Lord I've Been Ready; Let Me Walk In The Footsteps; Sailing Toward Home; When It's Time; Learning To Lean; He Gave Me What I've Been Looking For; Jesus Is His Name; Some Things Never Change; God Bless America; Just A Rose Will Do.

???? Power In The Blood (London Parris Records/LP-1202): The Old Rugged Cross; Who At My Door Is Standing; The Last Mile Of The Way; Power In The Blood; The Solid Rock; There Is A Fountain; Higher Ground; At The Cross; The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago; My Jesus I Love Thee.

???? His Eye Is On The Sparrow (London Parris Records/LP-1203): Precious Memories; His Eye Is On The Sparrow; The Old Gospel Ship; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere; In The Garden; The Wondrous Cross; Farther Along; Sweet Hour Of Prayer; Does Jesus Care.
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